U2 will perform at the Oscars

By admin
13 February 2014

U2 are set to perform their Oscar-nominated song Ordinary Love at the ceremony in Los Angeles on March 2.

The Irish rockers will take to the stage to perform their track Ordinary Love, which is nominated for best Original Song, at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Confirming the news on Wednesday, the event's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said it will be the first time the band perform the song, which was written especially for the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom soundtrack, live.

Members Bono, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and The Edge, who are currently in the studio working on their new album, face stiff competition in the Original Song category from Pharrell Williams for his hit Happy from Despicable Me 2, Let It Go from Frozen, and The Moon Song by Karen O, who is the vocalist for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, from the movie Her.

Pharrell (40) confirmed earlier this month that he would be taking to the stage at the 86th annual ceremony, which will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

Meanwhile, Demi Lovato, who recorded the single version of Let It Go, will not be singing at the Oscars as she is scheduled to perform her Neon Lights tour in Fairfax, Virginia on March 2.

Frozen star Idina Menzel sings the song in the movie and will perform instead.

The 42-year-old actress, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Elphaba in Broadway's 'Wicked' in 2004, shared her excitement with fans on Twitter on Tuesday, writing: "It's really happening. I'm singing on the Oscars! Surreal. Thank u frozen family and Oscar producers for this incredible opportunity. (sic)"

- Bang Showbiz

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